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New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 23,045 )

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Across
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Prefix with distant : EQUI
5
Ticks off : STEAMS
11
Good deal : LOT
14
Be in a pet : SULK
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Meriadoc the Magnificent, for one : HOBBIT
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Gardner of Hollywood : AVA
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Star of 11-/40-Down : PETEROTOOLE
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Ski application : WAX
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"___ Lips Are Sealed" (1981 Go-Go's hit) : OUR
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Last of a loaf : HEEL
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It helps hold glasses : EAR
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Serta rival : SEALY
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Director of 11-/40-Down : DAVIDLEAN
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Take on : ASSUME
33
Armand of "Private Benjamin" : ASSANTE
34
Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria : VESSELS
37
Surgery souvenir : SCAR
38
Pavement caution : SLO
41
Gather, with difficulty : SCAREUP
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Last bit : END
44
LP player : HIFI
46
"The Hunger Games" participants : HUNTERS
48
Adolescents' support group : ALATEEN
50
It might be off the wall : DOUBLE
54
Setting of 11-/40-Down : WORLDWARI
57
Woody Allen title character : ZELIG
58
Louisville's Muhammad ___ Center : ALI
59
Sicilian city : ENNA
61
Place to play the ponies, for short : OTB
62
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away" speaker : JOB
64
Award for 11-/40-Down : BESTPICTURE
68
"32 Flavors" singer DiFranco : ANI
69
Alter, in a way : LETOUT
70
Kind of fee : USER
71
___ culpa : MEA
72
Explodes : ERUPTS
73
Sample : TEST
Down
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Mexican partner : ESPOSA
2
Tech support may have long ones : QUEUES
3
Extremists : ULTRAS
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Presidential nickname : IKE
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It has a silent tongue : SHOE
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Carried : TOTED
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African virus : EBOLA
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Blood-typing system : ABO
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Bucks, on a scoreboard : MIL
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Mounts : STEEDS
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With 40-Down, film that opened on 12/16/1962 : LAWRENCE
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Lab eggs : OVA
13
Overburden : TAX
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Near and dear, say : RHYMES
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Pitiful interjection : ALAS
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Candy heart word : LUV
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Garage employee : VALET
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Dispensed : ISSUED
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___ all-time high : ATAN
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Square figure : NERD
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Spurn : ESCHEW
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Hot spot : SAUNA
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Creator of Eliza Doolittle : SHAW
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"___ & Stitch" (Disney film) : LILO
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See 11-Down : OFARABIA
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Antidepressant brand : PROZAC
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"___ be O.K." : ITLL
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Drag into court : SUE
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Like some mushrooms : EDIBLE
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It has buttons on the left : BLOUSE
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Petrol measures : LITRES
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Ninth-century Anglo-Saxon king : EGBERT
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Apply another layer of asphalt to : RETOP
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Suggestions : INPUT
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Small complaints : NITS
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Flashy two-point basket : JAM
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Derivative with respect to "x" in f(x) = x + 10 : ONE
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"Lo, How a Rose ___ Blooming" (old hymn) : EER
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Grimson of the N.H.L. : STU
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Boy king of antiquity : TUT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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